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In Touch Resort & Restaurant
Ranked #17 of 49 Hotels in Koh Tao
Queenstown, NZ
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“Great location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2014

We were very pleased with the location of In Touch, at the quiet and clean end of the beach where it is best for swimming. It is about a 10 minute stroll to the centre, and 10 minutes the other way takes you up and over to the pier where the ferries arrive. It would have been nice to have a pool, especially since the ocean was so warm it was hard to cool off. But the friendly staff and nice restaurant/beach area made up for this. The bungalow was basic but fine; no view and just one window, but it stayed cool with the A/C and was large enough. Overall we were happy with our choice to stay here.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

We tipped up at this hotel having not booked any accommodation. The lady on reception was lovely. She offered that we see the room before we decided whether we wished to stay + we were not disappointed.. Our room was spacious & clean. We booked the minimum 2 night's that were required but ended up staying for 10 lol!!In_-Touch is ideally situated away from the main strip but close enough to walk into the many bars + restaurants in "town" The beach at this end of Sairee is nice + clean too, with Crystal clear water.. loved it + can't wait to go back!!

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

Staying here now. Got deluxe room for a little more and it's very nice. A great spot with beach front bar restaurant which has great food. Away from the bustle..but only moments from it. Oli hires scooters and recommend him highly. Ko tao divers are right next door on beach..diving with them tomorrow so will review separately. Great spot, nice food. .what more could you want. .oh except the sunsets..which you have front row seats for.

Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

the resort is nice and cheap, and the restaurant offers very nice thai food and cocktails. the only problem you need to request the reception to clean your room and there is not breakfast included in the price. you can order omelet for breakfast for only 3 dollars though!
staff very nice and helpful.
i had a problem with the shower but it was resolved the same day.
this hotel is close enough to centre of the island but far enough to be quiet at night!
not recommended if you don t like the morning light to wake u up as the courtains are really thin! and also no swimming pool, but who cares? there is a very nice beach right in front!!!!

Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2014

Hotel has everything you need, great aircon, clean, and your room is tidied everyday. The hotel is situated at the end of sairee beach so it isnt in the busy bars. The staff were very friendly and chilled out. The restaurant was a great place to eat and again, the staff here were friendly and chilled out. In touch is a beautiful setting at night with lots of fairy lights and the sunset view is something i will remember for the rest of my life - stunning!
The beach was extremly clean and the sea was so clear, great for snorkelling.
The only thing about the Island is that if you arent coming here to dive then there isnt a great deal to do apart from complete relaxation.
After travelling round Thailand we found this island to be very relaxed compared to others, clean and beautiful! complete paradise.
only thing was we couldnt handle the heat 9travelled in May) i travelled to Thailand in Janurary before and that was much cooler.
If you get the chance to visit here then please do and definitely stay at in touch :-) thanks for an amazinf stay xx

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

Had booked for 3nights, really liked koh tao so had another further 2nights. The room that we were staying in was fully booked for the further 2 nights so we moved to a deluxe room which was nice.

Good location away from the main bars and music. Clean rooms and good size.

Regarding other reviews regarding restaurant staff, yes they aren't that friendly but we found that in most restaurants along koh tao.

Would recommend this resort for location, restaurant area does look pretty at night all lit up lovely to sit and watch the sunset.

  • Stayed May 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2014

Ok this is a big title but after thinking about this for a while I cannot come up with a better one. Over the years I stayed in a number of places in Thailand (including the Mandarin Oriental :) ) but this one makes my Thai dream come true.
I guess it is all about expectations: we wanted to dive and chill in friendly and comfortable surroundings with good food at what we consider a reasonable price and that is exactly what we got. And more.
Located at the quiet part of Sairee it is only about a 10 minute stroll down a shaded path to the hustle and bustle. It is a mid to upper range Thai beach resort (both in price and offer) with the added bonus of a lovely chilled out restaurant on the nicest (and cleanest) part of the beach. Food is varied and excellent and it caters to all food preferences well - we found it all very fresh and lovingly prepared.
We are just over half way through our 8 day stay in the superior bungalow at the top of the stairs and yes it is a trek but the views are worth it. No there is no wardrobe in the room but hey ho...there is plenty of space to organise stuff
Staff are very friendly and yes they are relaxed but that is what i think makes this place work...
Not sure where the bad experiences in these reviews come from as I witnessed nothing but kindness..everyone has an off day I guess.
Like other reviewers here we were met by lovely Aow at the reception and promptly helped to our room to refresh leaving the necessities like payment and passports for later.
Sometimes there is a towel missing from a daily change which does not bother us and when we pointed out to ac/light glitches they were promptly fixed.
Our days consist of diving and then sitting/lounging/snoozing in the restaurant (free WiFi throughout) for hours on end and then a leisurely stroll to get a massage in the evening. We barely set foot elsewhere and are yet to eat anywhere other than here. And the eating approach is: "I feel peckish every couple of hours so I shall have a another little delicious snack ".
This is our second time in Sairee and initially we only returned for the diving but now we will be coming back to stay in this lovely place - a true find.
Thank you Aow, Tuay and everyone at In Touch for making our stay truly wonderful.

Room Tip: 29 (a superior bungalow) is high up the stairs but it is large and the views are spectacular.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: In Touch Resort & Restaurant
Address: 1/16 Moo 1, South Sairee Beach, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
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Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
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Bar / Lounge Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #17 of 49 Hotels in Koh Tao
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Hotel Class:3 star — In Touch Resort & Restaurant 3*
Number of rooms: 26
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